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James W. McDade
Full Name: James Wilkins McDade
Date of birth: January 1, 1819
Date of death: October 31, 1867

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)   5th (3) (4)     Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
H 38 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
(1) 6th Legislature - 11/5/1855, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • McDade, Texas named after James W. McDade, who lived in Brenham. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned as co-founder of Hempstead, Texas; Hempstead became Waller county seat in May 1873. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, James Wilkins McDade, Representative in the Texas Legislature, 1851, Member of Texas Senate, 1853-1855, died in yellow fever epidemic of 1867. Sept McDade Clan Davidson, McDade Surnames, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 244. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • James Wilkins McDade, born 1819 in Madison, Alabama, died 10/31/1867, source: 1850 U.S. federal census. Ancestry.com.
  • Mentioned in The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: prosperity, Civil War, and decline, by Stephen Chicoine, p. 42, first sheriff of Washington County in 1846, early state representative and senator in 1850s. Google Books.
  • James Wilkins McDade, born about 1819 in Madison County, Alabama, married Caroline Tennessee F. Cooper in Washington County, Texas, 3/27/1840, and buried in Old McDade Cemetery in Hempstead, Texas. McDade Historical Marker, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Possibly James W. McDade listed in Austin County Veterans who served during the American Civil War, 1861-65: McDade James W., C Capt. of Col. Kirby's battalion, source: Frizzell's book p. 46. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Militia  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Apportionment  
    County Boundaries  
     

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